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Muscle Memory

 

1997 Andrew Lundin, M.D. All rights reserved. Reproduced with permission.

 

I had heard of the use of the term "muscle memory" at some time in the past and went to two medical searches (Physicians on Line-Medline and NIH-Medline) to find references. Back through the 80s there were none. That however does not mean the term or function does not exist. I think it should be pointed out, again, that what may apply to one or a few patients under special conditions is not necessarily applicable to the larger number. In this case gaining 7 lbs in three weeks in most dialysis patients, particularly if they are not exercising, should not be assumed to be dry weight but rather fluid weight.

Peter Lundin


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